UVM Percussion Ensemble (photo by Mike Lawler)

The UVM Percussion Ensemble was founded in 1983 to introduce students to both the standard literature and the improvisational tradition of percussion instruments.

 

Percussion Ensemble is open to students of all majors at UVM. Emphasis is placed on the art of ensemble playing: listening and responding to ideas of balance, accompaniment, etc. The ensemble presents at least two concerts per year, and occasionally performs off-campus at public schools, colleges, and professional meetings. The repertoire is chosen from the standard literature as well as improvisatory tradition of percussion music.

Auditions

Students are expected to prepare a short excerpt, etude, or solo on snare drum, mallets, and/or timpani that reflect the level and experience the student has in each area.  Students are welcome to use the audition material for the UVM Band, or something they have played in the past.  Please e-mail Prof. Toner if you have any questions.
 

2019-20 Concert Schedule

Fall Concert - Thursday, Nov. 21, 20198 - 7:30 p.m., Southwick Ballroom (Rm. 301)

  Program TBA

Spring Concert - Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 7:30 pm, Southwick Ballroom (Rm. 301)

Program TBA

2018-19 Concert Schedule

Spring Concert - Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 7:30 pm, Southwick Ballroom (Rm. 301)

Overture for Percussion Ensemble (1977) - John Beck
Kamin’s Flute (1992) - Jay Chattaway
Compuesto muchos (2015) - Toner
Sound Moment (2019) - Toner
Pattern Study #2 (1976) - Stacey Bowers
Percussion Movement (1927) - Alexander Tcherepnin
Three Shona Songs (1994) - arr. Williams

Fall Concert - Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 - 7:30 p.m., Southwick Ballroom (Rm. 301)

Septet (1975) - Dennis Griffin
Flamenco! (1998) - Murray Houliff
Fugue (1962) - Anthony Cirone
Bawa - arr. Sowah Mensah
Sextet (1955) - Donovan Olson
Sleep (2000) - Eric Whitacre/arr. Duinker & Morphy
Dimensions II (1994) - Elliott Del Borgo
La Bamba - arr. William Cahn

 

Director

D. Thomas Toner
​D.Toner@uvm.edu

Percussion Ensemble (MU 129) meets on Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00.